Browsing: Health & Wellness

Nothing can dampen a great first impression or kill the mood faster than bad breath. No matter how prepared you are to combat that less-than-fresh breath, it has a way of popping up at the least convenient times. Of course, the first and most important step in combating bad breath, or halitosis, is maintaining a healthy mouth, so brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist regularly are excellent practices to promote good oral hygiene. But how can you battle halitosis during the day in between brushing? Below are ten ways to freshen your breath naturally that you can easily adopt into…

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National Eye Exam Awareness Month is an ideal time to have an eye exam. Here are some reasons why it’s important to have your eyes checked. Eye Exams Reveal More Than How Well a Person Can See Maintaining proper vision is a major component in an individual’s quality of life, but routine eye examinations can also identify certain eye diseases. Glaucoma Glaucoma is one of the primary reasons for blindness. When a person has open angle glaucoma, eye pressure will increase, which is typically painless, and it will eventually cause optic nerve damage. Narrow-angle glaucoma is different and causes severe…

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Coloring is a new object of fascination among adults, it’s been discovered that it is stress relieving tool with far reaching health benefits. Coloring can also be executed on digital platforms like tablets, PC and Smartphone. Coloring generates wellness, a calming ambience and stimulates the brain’s motor skills. Dr. Carl Jung is one of the first psychologists to tout coloring’s ability to produce a calming and relaxing effect. Another psychologist, Gloria Martinez opines that coloring activates the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, most notably the vision and motor skills since the activity demands logic and creativity. The logic comes from…

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In the summer, your skin is exposed to a variety of conditions, with the change in temperature, humidity, amount of sunlight and length of UV rays. Having healthy skin not only makes you look like your most beautiful self, but it also makes the rest of your body healthier. Follow the skin care tips below to keep your skin healthy and beautiful all summer long. Wear Sunscreen It’s important to protect your skin when you go outside, especially during the summer. Protecting your skin from harmful rays will not only keep you looking younger for longer, but it will also…

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Spending a day in the sun is one of the most enjoyable parts of summer. You feel good when you bask yourself in the sun to get the essential skin care benefits such as Vitamin D. However, exposing yourself to the sun for a long period of time can cause skin damage. Some of the effects include wrinkles, brown spots, and premature aging. To prevent your skin from developing skin damage, follow the skin care routine below after spending a day in the sun. Cleanse Your Skin Every time you go outdoors, you’re exposed to allergens and pollutants that can…

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Summer has its perks, including beach season! Don’t cut back on your workout just because it’s hot out. Keep consistent with your workouts without letting the heat get the best of you with the helpful tips below. Get beach-ready body while staying calm and cool under the hot summer sun! 1. Stay Hydrated While there are different guidelines on how much water to consume daily, the general fallback is still the “8 by 8” rule, which says to drink eight glasses of eight ounces each of water per day. Be careful not to overdo your hydration either, water intoxication can…

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As much fun as the warm weather can be, it’s important to know heart-healthy tips on how to thrive in the heat. Many people don’t think they need to modify their lifestyle to safely manage the heat, but paying attention to when you exercise and what you eat can make a significant difference in how well your body copes with the heat. Heart Health Challenges in the Summer Your heart has to pump harder to cool you down and make you sweat. For people with a compromised heart, this extra stress from the additional pumping can overwhelm the cardiovascular system.…

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Now that the summer months are upon us, it’s time to have as much fun as possible, but, we need to stay safe while doing it. With changes in the weather come risks of sun damage, allergies, and much more. Follow the tip below for a safe and satisfying summer. Practice Sun Safety Even when the sun doesn’t seem to be particularly strong, apply sunscreen before going outdoors. It needs to be reapplied throughout the day, especially after strenuous activity, excessive sweating, or swimming. It is best to choose a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher to provide the…

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Did you know that original forms of yoga were meant to be practiced in nature? Yoga is connects you with your higher self and the universal mind of the cosmos. Find a peaceful place outdoors; it might be next to your favorite tree, lake, or forest. The poses below are great if you’re an experienced yogi, an intermediate student, or a novice. Standing Mountain Pose This pose is a great exercise to start your outdoor yoga session. It keeps your mind and body connected to nature. Start out by standing tall like a mountain. Feel your feet press firmly into…

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Cancer takes a toll on you both physically and emotionally. Here are some ways that you can regain feeling secure and healthy during National Cancer Survivors Day. See a Therapist Therapists can deal with the aftermath of cancer and cancer treatment. They understand the security that you lose and have ways that you can begin to regain it. A therapist can also help you deal with any depression and issues with motivation that you may have. Connect with Others Many people who have cancer feel isolated from everyone else when they are sick. You may feel that other people cannot…

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